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for netanyahu but barack obama on this issue. the supreme leader under the pressure of sanctions will decide to accept meaningful curbs on his nuclear program, or the president is going to have to decide. what does he do about a program that is approaching nuclear weapons threshold? >> if we look at the nomination and likely confirmation of a new secretary of state john kerry and chuck hagel at defense however problematic that confirmation hearing goes, what do you think the president is saying with this new national security team about what he wants to accomplish in the world in a second term? >> well, i think in the case of senator hagel, i think he will be confirmed. i think the choice there fits very well with what the president said in his inaugural speech he mentioned a decade of war is ending. his job will be to get u.s. armed forces out of afghanistan in a responsible way but to get them out. and then to look at cutting the defense budget. i think those are the two principle responsibilities that the president wants to see him fulfill. and hagel is the right man for that kind of job.
opposed every growth initiative and job creation initiative the president put forward. >> mr. obama issued a number of executive orders. >> bret: consumer spending slowed in desplat pite holiday season. income surged by 2.6%. the dow is down for second day in a row, falling 50 points. the s&p 500 dropped four. the nasdaq was off a fraction. senate signed off on pushing the debt limit deadline to may. senators prove the house bill that also includes provision some insiders are calling a bad idea whose time has come. chief political correspondent tells us more. >> they approved the house back no, budget no, pay bill with the current debt ceiling of $64 trillion in mid-may when it is estimated to be $50 million more. the house and senate have to pass budget by mid-april or member paychecks will be held. >> the united states could default on the obligation every few months. not an ideal way to run a government. a short-term solution is better than another imminent manufacturered crisis. >> house republicans passed budget in the obama era and created the salary threat so senate democrats who ha
. >> president obama raised the issue of guns in america in his inauguration speech. dana loesch and p.j. crowley, back to tell me what they think about that. dana, when we spoke last about guns it got fiery as it has done throughout this debate. the thing i was disappointed in you about was not the specifics actually of any of the individual proposals but the fact that you just blanket said you wouldn't endorse anything he said about any type of gun control. now you've had time to think about that. was there nothing that the president came out with any of the 23 executive orders or other proposals that you could at least consider? >> well, one of the interesting things about this, piers, is you asked me if i liked any of these. and let me tell you something. several of these 23 executive actions that the president had actually proposed are actions that democrats have actively ridiculed for four years, >> why would you not like background checks? >> including nra as well. >> why would you not like background checks? >> well, why would you commit a straw man? who said i didn't like background chec
with democrats and signature domestic policy issues and then 9/11 happened and the wars occurred. really, the nation polarized again, right versus left. i don't think we have come out of that. obama inherited that. but he talked about bridging that and governing in a way to bring right and left together. i happening the number-1 failure of president obama is not the economy. it's his failure to find a way to bring us all together. >> eric: chris, what about that? >> well, i think it's easy to put it on president obammasm the fact is, this has been building and arguably building for years. the division that we have between the parties. the issues are difficult. the solutions are more complex. it is not easy to find that compromise. it is easy to say that it's president obama's fault. i heard that from the previous president. but the reality is, you cannot dance with someone if they keep saying no. when you have a republican party that is divided amongst itself, in terms of where the country should go, how do you find that common ground that basically unites the country? it's extremely dif
reform as president obama heads to las vegas to talk about the issue. before leaving, the president about itsestions foreign policy record alongside his secretary of state hillary clinton. that's where we begin this morning with you. we want to hear your thoughts on the role of the u.s. on the world stage. give us a call this morning on the democratic line, the republican line, and the independent. 585-u're outside the u.s., 3883. you can reach us on facebook or twitter or e-mail. good monday morning to you. we want to start with the interview with president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton from last night that appeared on "60 minutes." here's how it played in a couple papers from around the country. here's the new york times headline -- and the culpeper star has -- i want to read you from the story that was in the hill newspaper this morning, the congressional newspaper here in washington. what we want to do now is take you to a clip from last night of that interview. here is president obama. [video clip] >> we helped to put together and lay the groundwork for liberating liby
. i read last night that president obama issued to that. i think it is important. with respect to afghanistan, the administration has made it clear -- the commitment that if there is in negotiation with the taliban, one of the conditions is they have to give up any association with al qaeda. with respect to this issue, they must commit to respect the constitution of afghanistan and the current status of women and girls within their society. >> you have been a supporter of the convention to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women. it is a tough issue. i want to make sure you continue to support the ratification. >> the answer is yes. i look forward to meeting with the committee probably so we can talk about treaties and america's interest. >> i think there could be some reservation that we could agree on that would resolve some of the underlying current of this agreement. we should move forward on that. last question is about the keystone xl pipeline. how would you ensure any decision takes into consideration the potential impact on water and air quality and mitigate
the obama administration is focused on domestic issues, nation building and home. that's a tough task for the secretary to. lou: and the u.k., the foreign minister has a great sense of humor because he just a day after secretary clinton had testified to warn the u.k. citizens of the dangers of benghazi. that had to be -- somebody there had to be just laughing as the issue that warning. >> that is a pretty serious warning. lou: i understand the warning is, but the timing is incredible. >> just announced yet been gauzy is not a problem. i found those hearings is today just appalling. all the senators and congressmen should have asked for the tough questions. didn't. one after another they asked her about all the things that had gone before. she said for months the rate for those questions and should better than none of the park. what they fail to save her, why hasn't anybody gone after the people responsible for benghazi? the same people who are now doing the algerian attack, why have we not. lou: on december 201st there was this to say about the fact that the obama administration had n
peter the purity. >> i do and i was reading last night president obama issued that anything is really important that with respect to afghanistan with made it clear, the administration has made it clear and that is the commitment that if there is a negotiation with the tyler green, one of the conditions is they have to give up any association with al qaeda. they have to commit to nonviolence, the most with respect to this issue, they must commit to respect the constitution of afghanistan and the current status of women and girls within our society. >> tumor questions. you have been a supporter of the convention to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women. i know it's a tough issue here. i don't get should be, but it is. i want to make sure you continue to support the ratification and i have one quick question on another subject. >> the answer is yes i look forward to meeting with the committee privately some time how we can talk about treaties in america's interest. >> i think there could be some reservations we could agree on that could resolve some of the underlying curren
issue was obama, was the increase in spending, was essentially the expansion of government. or to put it a more abstract and grand way, the relationship between citizen and state which obviously was tilting towards state. so -- and there when the question is put in that way, the country shows itself to be a center-right country. had republicans been able to duplicate those conditions, that framework in 2012, they would have won. but it isn't the same election. 2010 was almost a purely ideological election, perhaps the most ideological since 1980. then you get to 2010 when you have a personality involved, and you have a figure who represents one side. romney is a good man. i like him. i think he's an honorable man. and i think he actually would have made an excellent president but he was a bad candidate, particularly in an election that could have been won had it been an election about ideas and philosophy. i think it would have been easily won had it been about ideas and philosophy. but number one, he wasn't the man, the best man on our side to make that case. and secondly, he decided
claimed responsibility. >>> president obama's choice for secretary of state john kerry had his confirmation hearing today. addressed the relations committee. been a member for the past 28 years. outlined a number of issues facing the united states. chief among them deal wg iran. >> the president has made it definitive. we will do what we must do to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. and i repeat here today, our policy is not containment. it is prevention. >> senator is expected to confirm gary's appointment. the first vietnam veteran to head the state department. >> president obama nominated attorney jerry joe white to lead the exchange commission. built a reputation as the tough new york prosecute for. involve bringing down terrorists responsible for bombing the world trade center. white's nomination heads to the senate. >>> back here at home from prince georges county, police arrested two people in connection with the murder of a fort washington teen. 16-year-old marcus jones was shot and killed. believed his death sparked multiple fights at his school this week. l
issues with the re-elections or elections going on in that country. president obama won and as a second-term president there is always a tremendous advantage of pushing the process forward. this phase leading up until the inauguration israeli elections has been called a hallmark stage. jordan with three leaders in europe, the british, the french and the germans are all marching towards washington february and march to say, mr. president, it's time to really engage on the palestinian process. prime minister netanyahu understands that and whatever he does to form his coalition, he's got to keep in mind that the international community strongly led by the europeans and hopefully with the united states is going to be knocking on his door and that of the palestinians to move the process forward. >> do you worry that in this election you did also have the rise of new voices in israel that openly talk about the permanent annexation of the west bank and gaza and talk about the fact that there is no palestinian state and that jordan is the palestinian state. >> since arab spring, at the beginnin
the argument president obama centered his candidacy on social issues. what about today with the fiscal environment the united states is facing? what we have better discussions during these debates that centered more on the economy? >> i think in the end, this one did come down to the economy. the president may be basing his second term on social issues. if you take his inauguration speech as a guidepost to where he wants to go from here. but i did not hear him to talk a lot about the campaign -- during the campaign. the economy began to get better. i did not see him spending a lot of time talking about gay rights during the election. i did not hear him talk very much about gun control. i think it was mentioned once in one of the debates. i think they thought they had to get -- what they concentrated on, in some ways, this was not so much an election about issues as it was about identifying their voters and getting their voters to the polls and recognizing the demographics in this country were changing dramatically. they figured that out and how to get people to the polls and republican
. >> rnc is doing a major autopsy on 2019 and issue a report in march. so far they have been brutally candid about their mistakes. particularly the failure to compete with digital campaign or old fashioned grassroots organization. >> the obama campaign learned from bush-cheney re-elect and put it on steroids. we have done a lot and look at what the campaign did. we grow as a party and get state parties engaged early. early, meaning tomorrow. not just months before an election. >> tomorrow, reince priebus is expected to be re-elected to another term as the g.o.p. national chairman. i talked to him this afternoon and he is about to go on the warpath internally in the party to try to effect changes. tonight, bobby jindal is expected to address the group and fox g.o.p.'s ears and say washington is broken and time for the republican party to get its act together. like yesterday, bret. >> bret: we'll check in tomorrow. thanks. a bit later, the latest attempt to get high capacity fire arms off the streets. just ahead -- why some people are scratching their heads over the president's comments
issue in presidential they worked on behalf of the obama campaign. your question which is smart one, why are they doing this? i don't know. "60 minutes" is good show a lot of the time. martha: they will take heat for this for some time. >> he is like kryptonite for them. martha: "60 minutes" interview with the president, propaganda. >> melts with obama for some reason. >> also, martha, the other thing is probably the first half the interview is old news. we know how the secretary of state was chosen. we know about the back and forth. this already has been reported on. this is not new information like he was getting new insight how this came about and how they got over their relationship. it really was just a campaign endorsement. martha: yeah. huge questions about how good a secretary of state hillary clinton really was linker when you look at north africa, as you say, talk about the middle east, we could talk about that for quite some time. i want to talk about the political implications why they wanted to do this together. poor joe biden out there, every chance he gets slipping in, i m
was a year where we tried to keep the atmosphere positive -- internal issues with the re-election or the elections that were going on in that country. president obama won, and as a second term president, there's always an advantage of pushing the peace process forward. this phase, reeding up until the inauguration, israeli elections has been what we call the hallmark stage. in order has similar countries and with three leaders in europe, the british, the french and the germans are all marching to the president in march to say it's time to engage on this palestinian process. primary netanyahu knows that and whatever he does to form his coalition, he's going to keep in mind that his international -- is going to be knocking on his door and that of the palestinians to move the process forward. >> do you worry that in this election, you did also have the rise of new voices in israel that openly talk about the permanent annexation of the west bank and gaza, that talks about there is no palestinian state and that jordan is the palestinian state? >> i think since arab spring, you
to the biggest player is a little bit of a joke, i guess. >> brown: what do you think about the legal issue here? >> well, the legal issue in part hinges on the 2001 thanks, of the use of military force. it's worth noting both republican and democrat attorneys general since the bush administration into the obama administration have argued that it is legal in terms of self-defense purposes to target individuals actively threatening the united states. and-- >> brown: in other countries. >> in other countries. >> brown: without declared wars. >> yes-- well, that's part of the issue here. we have an ongoing conflict with a terrorist organization that has declared jihad or war against the united states. >> what we don't know is we don't know to what extent this administration is relying on the 2001 report or nothing at all. the legal opinionrafed by the justice department now a couple of years ago has been so tightly held, that even senator widen, the number three ranking member of the senate intelligence committee-- which is supposed to have oversight-- is not allowed to see the opinion. and then th
can build on in this party. it's called the 10th amendment. [applause] because of barack obama, because of barack obama, washington is broken. they have proven nearly incapable of solving the most basic problems facing america. i think it is time to send a lot of these issues to the 30 governors in our country, the republican governors in our country, that have proven the ability to solve big problems, balanced budgets, speak to republicans, democrats, independents. have had great success and our party. unfortunately, we sometimes do a lousy job of bragging about it but there is a shining star in louisiana and somebody who will be a great partner moving forward and making sure we win a big race in new jersey and a big race in virginia and the head of that effort and a partner of mine moving forward is the great governor of louisiana, please welcome to the republican national committee, governor bobby jindal. [applause] [applause] [applause] >> thank you all, very much. thank you for that warm welcome. thank you for that generous introduction and thank you all for your leadershi
is the meta thing hanging over this entire issue. >> do you think that's right, that the obama administration had a road to damascus moment where they came to learn to embrace this, or was it that they got this political pushback from lindsey graham and republicans -- >> i think that there is a certain amount of truth. i wouldn't call it a road to damascus moment. there's a certain amount of truth that the obama administration acquiesced to the late bush administration after the courts got done dismantling the more aggressive policies of the bush administration. they said we're going to keep some of this stuff. that's what happened at the national archives speech in 2009. but i think guantanamo is not an essential facility. we can safely house terrorists inside the united states no matter how dangerous they are. what happened with guantanamo is that the administration bungle eld t ed the politics and they decided they weren't going to prioritize this and it wasn't worth what they felt was losing other aspects of their agenda and democrats in congress got scared and basically said no, we're no
as pattern. it fit as pattern with not only the obama administration and mrs. clinton. she started her tenure going to china refusing to raise human rights issues but saying issues like climate change were too important so she couldn't raise human rights. this is norm with iran. refusing to raise any issue seriously with the government beyond the nuclear weapons program. martha: i wao point out the video people are seeing to the right of you is ev prison which is a notorious prison. the conditions we heard from the pastor's wife, up until now they were able to speak to him on the phone. his children were able to speak with him on the phone. his family in iran was able to visit with him once in a while. he is in a much more isolated part of the prison and that communication will be cut off completely. how would you as a senior state department advisor how would you advise the administration to try to deal with this subject? >> well the more publicity can be brought to this, the more pressure can be applied, the better. frankly dealing with dissidents, i would call this man a dissident now, aro
for answers on a number of key issues. bill: a revealing interview you had with congressman royce last evening. martha: when i remembered back president obama was picking secretary of state the first time around he was interested in the job. he was interested in the presidency as well nine years ago. this has to be a big day for him. he's been a senator for a longtime. this is a pretty big promotion. >> reporter: sure, and, you know, president obama said when he nominated senator kerry, and i think very accurately that senator kerry was essentially bread for this condition. his nats was a foreign service officer. he longed for this job for a longtime, and he didn't really make it secret that he really wanted to be secretary of state. and you see his wife next to him, theresa hines kerry. they have also signaled that this is a want, and he wanted to be chairman of the senate foreign relations committee because of his cant to b want to be involved in foreign affairs. this fits his personality, it's what he wants and it's expected that as long as he doesn't trip over himself in this hearing, and
to the program. >> hi, sean. >> thank you. >> sean: dennis, a particular welcome to you. we disagree on issues, you're a pretty honest guy though. politician gives his word, i'm sure you believe that they should follow through on it. so, barack obama said he's never going to go after our guns. that's what he said, he made that promise. why would he do that now? that's what he's doing. >> well, he can't, you know, he can't get rid of everyone's guns because the supreme court case, d.c. versus heller established the right to bear arms as an individual right. so, that's a given. >> sean: but he's trying, the point is he's trying to. >> but the constitution protects the right to bear arms. what this law is trying to do and it recognized the constitution, what does it do? it exempt about 20 to 50 different kinds of guns and i understand that, and one point before we start the debate. here is what i don't understand. this -- the people are weaponizing themselves historically because-- historically go back to the beginning of the constitution, it was to protect themselves against a tyrannical governm
obama called secretary panetta before the news briefing and they issued a statement reading in part "today, by moving to open more military positions -- including ground combat units -- to women, our armed forces have taken another historic step to toward harning the atlantas and skills of all our military personnel ." throughing or rethroughing a ban on military-style sexual weapons and high-capacity magazines. joining some members of congress, law enforcement officials and members of gun safety organizations. this is an hour and 15 minutes. >> i want to thank all of you for coming today and i want to welcome you. this is a tough battle, so welcome. i'm pleased to be joined this morning by a cross section of americans who have been affected by gun violence. we have with us today, police chiefs, mayors, teachers, doctors, members of the clergy, mothers, gun safety groups, victims of gun violence and many others who care deeply about this issue. i would really like to thank my colleagues in the senate and the house who have chosen to stand together on this important issue. some of us
. elisabeth. >> can you talk about about president obama's big moment in your discussions and how much he was involved? >> marty and i had the opportunity to meet with the president usually every week depending on his schedule to go over issues and over the past year, i've regularly briefed the president on this issue we had open up two positions and providing even more opportunities and he was very supportive. if i occurred, he was supportive and always encouraged us to ensure everything we did at the force better and insured readiness. he is alert to the fact that the end of the day the armed forces has to be ready. >> earlier, you said it was or is traveling around -- >> that's correct. >> while, at the cia, i can tell you we are at a point where close to 50% of the people working there. so it was for me really reassuring to see young men and women were equally dedicated to the intelligence services in coming to the army have been the opportunity to see that firsthand was again something that for me was a very special experience because i thought, you know, america stands for giving yo
, there are concernes. afghanistan is another issue. >> watched "newsmakers" with senator james inhofe today at 6:00 p.m. eastern. next on c-span, secretary of state hillary clinton on the benghazi attack in president obama's second inaugural address followed by reaction to president obama's speech from mitch mcconnell and lamar alexander. now testimony from hillary clinton on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. secretary clinton took responsibility for the deaths of four americans including ambassador chris stevens. this is one of her last hearings before she steps down. john kerry is the nomination to replace her. from the foreign relations committee, this is to 0.5 hours. -- 2.5 hours. >> let me begin by welcoming the new members to the committee. since the false and that has not passed the committee resolution of official late seating members, i want to ask consent to allow our prospective members to participate in today's hearing. let me welcome me and thank you for honoring your commitment to come before the committee after the review board's findings. you said you would after the find
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